LESTER PRAIRIE Lester Prairie School Board, during a special meeting May 23, went into closed session to discuss the potential purchase of the residential property at 400 Second Ave. N.
Superintendent Jeremy Schmidt said the district does not have a specific plan in mind for the property, which is adjacent to the school’s weight room/parking lot, but the board discussed a lot of options during the closed session.
Schmidt noted that the reason the board is discussing the matter at this time is that the current owner approached the board during a previous meeting, stated he is planning to sell the property, and wanted to know if the school district has any interest in it before he lists it for sale.
The board did not take any action on the matter.
During the open portion of the meeting, the board approved an agreement with the City of Lester Prairie for use of city-owned facilities.
The school district will pay the city $318 for the use of the concession stand facility for the 2018-19 school year, and $325 for use of the concession stand facility for the 2019-2020 school year.
The district will pay the city for the use of restrooms, football, softball, and baseball fields, and the use of recreational skating facilities and enclosed picnic shelter for the 2018-19 school year for the sum of $3,888, and $4,043 for the 2019-20 school year.
Schmidt noted that he has also been in discussion with the city about the school district and city working together on some larger projects as part of their long-term goals.
The board also discussed a potential agreement with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church under which the school would use church facilities for preschool during the 2018-19 school year due to space needs.
Schmidt said if the church council approves the arrangement, the church and school will work out the terms of an agreement.
Also during the meeting, the board approved a contract with Rachel Stender as a Kids’ Depot worker.